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    Annibale Raimondo. Opera Dell'Antica Et Honorata Scientia De Nomandia,Specchio a infiniti beni & mali,che fotto il Cerchio della Luna possono alli viventi intervenire, per l"eccellentiss. Astrologico, Geomante, Chiromance, & Fisionomo...Aggiontovi la Fisonomia. Venice: Michele Tramezzino for Giovita Rapirio, Pietro & Nicolini da Sabbio, 1549 [1550 in colophon]. Krown & Spellman retail: $950. 8vo. First Edition. A-N8,O2. 210,[2 blank]p. Floral decorative wrappers (18th c.) Italic letter. Lower portion of title-page defective with loss of false imprint (see below). pp 36,37,44,45 soiled (these are conjugate leaves and soiling probably happened at the printer's before binding.) Device on title of Sibyl holding book of prophecies in scroll frame. Engraved astrological charts and circular and square. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Raimondo (b.1505), patrician of Verona and a soldier in his youth, described as an astrologer, geomancer, chiromancer, and Physiognomist, composed annual astrological predictions from 1553-65, and was interested in natural sciences and astronomy. He wrote on the comets of 1577, the new star of 1572, tides, and the trepidation of the eighth sphere. This curious work is on nomanis, or divination by names, assigns numerical values to letters and then gives charts and directions for relating them to the numbers for the planets and signs; a tract on physiognomy is added to this edition. This work was put on the Index in 1586. EDIT 16 cnce 56076. Cantamessa 3695. Gardner, Astrologica, 1055. Houzeau & Lancaster 4846. Wellcome 5318. Graesse VI, 18. Riccardi 337;2,2. Olschki 165 & 13537.

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